AP English Language and Composition Practice Test 43

Questions 1-12 refer to the following information.

The following passage is entitled "Reading an Archive," by Allan Sekula, which appeared in Blasted Allegories, a collection of contemporary essays and short stories, published by MIT Press in 1987.

1. The first sentence (lines 1–3) does all of the following, except:

2. The word oversight in line 12 refers to

3. An accurate reading of footnote 7 informs the reader that the author based his material on

4. The author directly involves the reader using which of the following linguistic devices?

5. "initial contexts" in lines 35–36 refers to

6. The main concern of the passage is contained in which of the following lines?

7. The most probable implication of this passage is that

8. The purpose of footnote 9 is to

9. The tone of the passage can best be described as

10. According to the author, the power of photography as historical illustration is found in the

11. The last paragraph is primarily developed using which of the following rhetorical strategies?

12. The reader may infer from the footnotes that the author is a(n)